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Painter Job Description Sample

Painter Job Description Sample

This painter sample job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and requirements.

Job Title: Painter

Painter Job Purpose:

Responsible for mixing paints, matching colours, preparing surfaces, and applying paint to these surfaces. May perform touch-ups or coordinate large painting projects related to the construction industry.

Painter Job Duties:

  • Preparing painting surfaces by washing walls, repairing holes, or removing old paint
  • Mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces
  • Providing decorative and faux finishes as the project requires
  • Handling planning and prep work in an efficient manner
  • Preparing the surrounding area by covering with cloth or plastic to prevent messes
  • Moving furniture and equipment as necessary to reach the entire surface of the project
  • Calculating the amount of materials and time required for said project
  • Removing fixtures such as door knobs and light switch covers
  • Taping off areas as needed
  • Choosing and purchasing paint, brushes, and other supplies from vendors
  • Quoting and negotiating job prices
  • Cleaning up supplies and replacing fixtures when project is complete
  • Communicating with clients to ensure they're getting the look they're hoping for

Painter Skills and Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Certification Required; Understanding of Colour Theory and Various Finish Types (Although On-The-Job Training May Be Provided); Ability to Climb Ladders; Ability to Carry Heavy Equipment (Including Painting Tools and Heavy Buckets of Paint); Ability to Stand for Long Periods of Time; Attention to Detail; Excellent Communication Skills; Good Customer Service Skills (When Assisting Clients in Choosing the Right Materials); Good Math Skills for Calculating Surfaces and Equipment Requirements; Outstanding Physical Dexterity; Strong Ability to Follow Directions; Exceptional Sense of Creativity

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